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Old 05-29-2001, 10:25 PM   #1
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I can't believe how impossible it is to upgrade from Kernel 2.2 to 2.4.

I have downloaded and uncompressed
util-linux-2.4.10o.tar.gz as recommended in the /Linux/Documentation/Changes file.
Next step, as I understand it, is to:
1. cd to /util-linux-2.10o
2. type './configure'.
3. type 'make'.
4. type 'make install'.
I got to step 2. I saw several lines informing that "you have..." and "you don't have..." and "you need"
here are the "don't have's" and "needs":
You don't have inet_aton()
You don't have <linux/blkpg.h>
You don't have <linux/kd.h>
You don't have --NR_pivot_root
You need <linux/tqueue.h>
There was a message"Assuming that you want to enable nls support, (Otherwise, edit defines.h and remove the line with ENABLE_NLS")
And another message: "Your rpcgen output does not compile".

Can anyone tell me what this all means?
Should I continue with steps 3 and 4, or should I go looking for something?
What is nls support?
What is the problem with rpcgen compile?
Are these don't haves and need files or something else that I have to work with.
Old 05-30-2001, 06:25 AM   #2
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Have you tried upgrading the kernel without this other update.
I have upgraded to 2.4 from a 2.2 without this utility your talking about and it worked out okay, well at least everything I used and needed was working out okay.
Old 05-30-2001, 10:49 AM   #3
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I tried this and still can't get anywhere. I am recalling from memory now, because I have booted to Windows. Have to do this because modem is not working.
I cd'd to '/usr/include/Linux' and typed "make symlinks" and got stopped, again. Received the message "make:***No rule to make target 'symlinks'. Stop.
According to the documentation, my unzipped kernel 2.4 is supposed to be in '/usr/src/linux', but the only thing in that location is 'REDHAT'. This directory does not have a 'linux' file in it.
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locate where u put the downloaded kernel source, lets call it kernel.tar.gz .
now "cp kernel.tar.gz /usr/include"
then "cd /usr/include"
then "tar -xzvf kernel.tar.gz"
now /usr/include should contain a dir called linux where the source is.
If its called something else, say "kernel-2.4":
ln -s /usr/include/kernel-2.4 /usr/include/linux
this is necessary for some external patches to find emselves., enter /usr/include/linux, then configure

The Redhat dir is for making Rpm's.


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